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KCSMMHZ
Dec 8, 2012 8:00am PST
is planning to use energy-efficient vehicles, but they'll still produce an estimated 200 tons of co2. and large amounts of electricity will be needed during the 12-day conference itself -- for lighting and air conditioning, for example. that's another 3500 tons of co2. then there's the refreshments served during breaks. and in the evening, the participants will dine in doha's restaurants and hotels. meat, coffee, wine -- it all has to be produced and prepared, and that adds up to another 800 tons of c02. the overnight stays at the hotel, with air conditioning, hot water for showers and fresh towels every day -- that's another 1800 tons co2. summing up, the twelve-day climate summit in qatar will cause a whopping 136,300 tons of co2. that's about the same amount that the mid-sized city of bochum in germany will generate during the same period of time. and we shouldn't expect much by way of new ideas on climate protection from the conference hosts. the tiny desert nation of qatar tops the world in per capita co2 emissions. >> a desert nation sitting on seemingly endless reserves of oil
KCSMMHZ
Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
about. we'll be examining the key issues all this week here on "newsline." energy policy has emerged as one of the biggest points of contention in this election. at the heart of the debate is the notion of health, both of people and the japanese economic. nhk world reports. >> reporter: ken has done everything he can think of it to save electricity. he understands what's at stake after what happened in fukushima. he's hoping he and his neighbors can reduce their dependence on nuclear power. >> translator: i'd like to see which politicians will take concrete steps to deal with nuclear power. i'll choose the one who shares my way of thinking. >> reporter: the fukushima disaster forced people in japan to think about where their energy comes from. nuclear power accounted for 26% of the supply before the accident. the government plans to raise that to 45% by 2030. japan has 54 nuclear reactors. the accident prompted operators to shut them down one by one for safety inspections. by this past may all of them were offline. but the people who ran the utilities feared they wouldn't be able to
KCSMMHZ
Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
the most independent sovereign ty is the most important point. peaceful use of the nuclear energy and the other is the peaceful use for outer space. actually using outer space with the launch and show you the time of december. a little bit before december, south korea had time launch their own satellite. they delayed the launch and during the preparation, no one complained. no one criticized. whenever north korea did something with the missile launch, anyone in the international community cannot accept it. therefore some of them admit that north korea has a right to launch missiles into outer space. >> we are talking about two missiles. plus it's december, not the best of months. >> that's right. yeah. it's a quite unusual one. they strongly indicated that the 100 day hold to succeed, but they understand about the product because in the winter time and using the fuel is quite unstable and weather conditions are not so good. >> despite that they are willing to take the risk. >> that's right. yes because again -- the independent sovereignty are quite important. they are much more pr
KCSMMHZ
Dec 10, 2012 6:00am PST
the regulation of nuclear energy. yoichiro tatiwa, nhk world. >>> people in japan are weighing their options in preparing to make a decision that will effect their future. they cast ballots next sunday in a general election. when japan decides voters will be picking lawmakers for the louer house lou lower house of the diet. the parties will form the next government. voters have a lot to think about. we'll be examining the key issues all this week here on "newsline." >>> prime minister noda is facing the biggest fight of his political life, nhk's latest opinion poll suggests he could be in trouble. this election, like any, has a lot of moving parts which can confuse those who are unfamiliar with the system. >> reporter: we should work together to tackle japan's challenges. >> translator: i'm determined to do everything possible to move politics forward using a down to earth approach. >> reporter: and there were many challenges. reconstruction following the 2011 disaster, containment of the fukushima nuclear accident. and fiscal reform and economic growth. they faced them one by one with varyi
KCSMMHZ
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
for getting government permission to export the commodity. the u.s. energy department released the report on wednesday. it says the export of shale gas and other natural gas products would raise energy prices but would help the economy overall. the government is now ready to examine whether to give the go-ahead to export projects. a number of energy firms hope to export natural gas as the surge in shale gas output pushes domestic gas prices sharply lower. >>> the export plans include business with japan's electric and gas utilities. japanese energy firms have had to increase their use of thermal power plants since the nuclear accident and are keen to buy cheaper u.s. gas. officials at japan's transport ministry have ordered airlines to inspect boeing passenger jets. they say state-of-the-art 787 dreamliners have had problems with their fuel lines. the emergency order followed a fuel leak in october involving a 787 flown by all nippon airways. workers at boeing found that fuel line connectors designed to prevent leaks were not installed on that plane. officials at all nippon airways and ja
KCSMMHZ
Dec 11, 2012 2:00am PST
in a relatively short time. the first contract with energy companies have been signed. while billions are being spent to bail out the banks, many indebted families feel they have been abandoned. >> seven months ago, we applied for social welfare relief. we have not had an answer yet. >> antonin solaris as a bit of money driving a taxi. he says the streets are becoming more and more empty. most people do not shop or go out anymore. he sees only occasional demonstrations against austerity measures. he says he wishes he could turn back the clock sometimes. >> i should not have taken out so many loans, and i should have been more careful with my money. i tell youngsters like my son to watch how they spend their money. they are going to have it tough. they have to learn that they cannot have everything they want. >> low taxes, cheap credit, and ill-thought and russian gains boosted the island's economy for a number of years. now tens of thousands of indebted separates are on the brink of ruin, like the ballerino of nicosia. >> the separate president has blamed expose banks for his country having to
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